Crispy Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

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Crispy air fryer brussels sprouts are the best way to enjoy these sturdy little vegetables. Prepared this way they have a super short cook time and are the perfect side dish for all of your seasonal meals!

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My favorite veggie side dish is these crispy brussels sprouts. Unfortunately, the most common way this flavor is achieved is by rendering the sprouts in duck fat which is obviously not healthy for you at all. These air fryer brussel sprouts  are awesome because they achieve that same great crunch and flavor without the fat!

This is a great dish to sneak those cruciferous veggies in to your weeknight dinners. Everyone will love these crispy sprouts - it is my new favorite way to prepare these veggies!

crispy air fryer brussels sprouts in white bowl
crispy air fryer brussels sprouts

What is an Air Fryer?

An air fryer is essentially a mini convection oven. It is a countertop appliance that has a powerful fan that blows hot air on your food from the top. The major advantage of using an air fryer is that you use far less oil than conventional frying methods. It is the perfect way to make this healthy side dish!

The other advantage of using an air fryer is that it heats up very quickly. This reduces your cooking time drastically because you could have finished cooking your dish in the time it would normally take your regular oven to preheat!

In my opinion, this is one of the best air fryers - it is the one I use at home and I love it! I also love to use these air fryer parchment sheets for dishes that have more of a batter that can get stuck to the air-fryer basket.

What Do I Need to Make This Brussels Sprouts Recipe?

One great thing about this recipe is that you only need a handful of ingredients. You can also easily add other simple ingredients to change the flavor of these tiny cabbages!

  • Fresh brussels sprouts
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Parmesan cheese
crispy air fryer brussels sprouts
crispy air fryer brussels sprouts

How to Make the Best Crispy Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

While the full recipe instructions are available below, here are some simple steps to make this quick side dish.

  • First, we will prepare our brussels sprouts. Wash them and remove the outer leaves and then cut in half. For large sprouts, cut into quarters. To make your sprouts nice and crispy on the outside and tender on the inside with a little crunch, you will need to soak them in a large bowl of water. Be sure to soak them for only ten minutes. Longer than this and it will make the sprouts soggy. Once they have soaked, remove from the sprouts from the bowl and dry off any excess moisture.
  • Toss brussels in a dry bowl with a little olive oil, salt and pepper. The great thing about using the air fryer is that you will not need much oil! Place brussels sprouts in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Cook them in the air fryer at 375 degrees F for approximately eight to ten minutes, until golden brown. Toss them half way through the cooking time to ensure they are crisped evenly.
  • Once cooked through, remove from the air fryer and sprinkle with parmesan cheese to serve. Trust me, this simple side dish will be the star of the show!

Flavor Variations For Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

Here are some more flavors you can add to your roasted brussels sprouts at your next meal.

  • Balsamic vinegar glaze
  • Garlic powder
  • Maple syrup
  • Soy sauce
This is one of my favorite easy recipes because you can add flavors to this side dish so easily. Simply adding an extra ingredient or two transforms the flavor profile so much!
crispy air fryer brussels sprouts in a white bowl
crispy air fryer brussels sprouts

Mains to Serve with Your Crispy Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

Here are some main dishes to serve alongside your perfect veggie side!

Other Delicious Air Fryer Recipes

Here are some more recipes for healthy meals you can make in your air fryer!

Crispy Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

Crispy air fryer brussels sprouts are the best way to enjoy these sturdy little vegetables. Prepared this way they have a super short cook time and are the perfect side dish for all of your seasonal meals!

Author:
Kirsten

Ingredients

  • 1 lb brussels sprouts, washed and halved or quartered
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp shredded parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Soak brussels sprouts in warm water for 10 minutes. Remove from water and dry to remove all excess moisture. Toss sprouts in a dry bowl with olive oil, salt and pepper until well coated.
  2. Place sprouts in an even layer in the air fryer basket. Cook at 375F for 8 to 10 minutes, tossing the sprouts half way through. You will know that the sprouts are done when they turn golden brown at the edges. Depending on how many sprouts you can fit into the air fryer basket, you may need to repeat this step multiple times.
  3. Serve in a bowl topped with shredded parmesan cheese. Enjoy!

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